Rick Snoman – Taking Music Production Seriously

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“Creativity is in direct proportion of my ass to my chair. You’ve got to sit down in front of your DAW and start working. Something will come to you.” —Rick Snoman In this interview, I talk to Rick Snoman, widely acclaimed producer, ghost producer, and author of the Dance Music Manual. If you know who Rick is, you’ll know he’s … Read More

Frequent on the Painful Process of Making an Album

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“I just remember listening to other people’s music and being baffled by it. I hated that feeling so much… like not understanding what was going on.” —Frequent What’s it like to make an album? I wouldn’t know. I’ve never made one. But Frequent has. And he said it pretty much sucks. But the feeling you get at the end of … Read More

Give It 100% And Be Self-Reflective — A Chat With Dennis Sheperd

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“If you download a template, change a few notes here and there… that is not music production.”—Dennis Sheperd Dennis Sheperd had his first release (on vinyl) after just one year of producing music. Yep, one year. How did he do it? He didn’t take any shortcuts. He didn’t have a mentor that worked with him every day. He didn’t use … Read More

Arcane Echo – The ‘Snapshot’ Problem, Bad Managers, Advice for Smart Artists, and Much More

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“I don’t care if I’m playing to 30 people. If I’m playing something I love and am passionate about and have written, then I’m good.”—Arcane Echo Josh Jett (Arcane Echo) is a button-pushing producer and performer based in Brisbane Australia. He is best known for videos like this… …and he’s a fascinating guy. In this episode, you’ll hear about Josh’s history … Read More